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Name:DOWSBY HALL
HER Number:32916
Type of record:Monument

Summary

DOWSBY HALL

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DOWSBY HALL  © Heritage Trust of Lincolnshire

DOWSBY HALL © Heritage Trust of Lincolnshire

DOWSBY HALL  © Heritage Trust of Lincolnshire

DOWSBY HALL © Heritage Trust of Lincolnshire

Grid Reference:TF 110 292
Map Sheet:TF12NW
Parish:DOWSBY, SOUTH KESTEVEN, LINCOLNSHIRE

Full description

DOWSBY HALL IS A MOATED STONE MANSION BUILT BETWEEN 1603 AND 1610, AND SOMEWHAT REDUCED IN SIZE, POSSIBLY IN THE 18TH CENTURY.{1}{2}{3}{4}{5} DOWSBY HALL IS ONE HALF OF THE ORIGINAL LARGE MANSION (THE SOUTH WALL IS UNRELIEVED FACING STONE); THERE IS A TRADITION OF CROMWELLIAN DESTRUCTION. A RAINWATER HEAD DATED 1630 SURVIVES. SEE APs AO:65:31:2 AND 3. THERE ARE POSSIBLE REMAINS OF A SURROUNDING MOAT BUT SLIGHT DEPRESSIONS ARE DISTINGUISHABLE FROM LANDSCAPE GARDENING. AN OLD DROVE ROAD LIES IMMEDIATELY EAST.{1} THE PROBLEM PRESENTED BY DOWSBY IS S FRONT, THIS IS ENTIRELY BLANK WALL AND MOST UNUSUAL IF HOUSE HAS NOT BEEN TRUNCATED, POSSIBLY IN THE 18TH CENTURY. {5}{6}


<1> OS CARD INDEX, TF12NW1,1965, DA (Index). SLI2472.


<2> William White, 1872, History, Gazetteer and Directory of Lincolnshire - Third Edition, 3RD EDN:P 581 (Bibliographic reference). SLI887.


<3> Ministry of Housing and Local Gov, 1961, MHLG, 2376A:11:A P 9 (Unpublished document). SLI4519.


<4> 1934, LINCOLNSHIRE MAGAZINE, VOL 2 P 332 (Serial). SLI3970.


<5> Pevsner, N., and Harris, J., 1964, Buildings of England (first edition), P 519 (Bibliographic reference). SLI860.


<6> SMR FILE, TF12NW:AW,1978, KAM (Index). SLI2992.

Monument Types

  • HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1600 AD to 1699 AD)
  • MOAT (Post Medieval - 1600 AD to 1699 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building
  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

<1>Index: OS CARD INDEX. DOWSBY. TF12NW1,1965, DA.
<2>Bibliographic reference: William White. 1872. History, Gazetteer and Directory of Lincolnshire - Third Edition. 3RD EDN:P 581.
<3>Unpublished document: Ministry of Housing and Local Gov. 1961. MHLG. 2376A:11:A P 9.
<4>Serial: 1934. LINCOLNSHIRE MAGAZINE. VOL 2 P 332.
<5>Bibliographic reference: Pevsner, N., and Harris, J.. 1964. Buildings of England (first edition). Lincolnshire. P 519.
<6>Index: SMR FILE. DOWSBY. TF12NW:AW,1978, KAM.

Related records

32917Related to: MOAT, WITH POSSIBLE MANOR HOUSE (Monument)